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Spray Equipment and Calibration - AE73

Many pesticides used to control weeds, insects, and disease in field crops, ornamentals, turf, fruits, vegetables, and rights-of-way are applied with hydraulic sprayers. Tractor- mounted, pull-type, pickup-mounted and self-propelled sprayers are available from numerous manufacturers to do all types of spraying.

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Understanding Air Temperature Inversions Relating to Pesticide Drift (AE1876)

This publication is a basic explanation of the impacts of temperature inversion on pesticide drift. It is intended to be a shorter, more concise version of AE1705-Air Temperature Inversions Causes, Characteristics and Potential Effects on Pesticide Spray Drift.

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Air Temperature Inversions

Air Temperature Inversions Causes, Characteristics and Potential Effects on Pesticide Spray Drift - AE1705

Temperature inversions are micro-climatic events that can significantly contribute to off target movement of pesticides. This publication explains in detail: what they are, why they develop, how they are impacted by land condition, how to identify them, how to measure them, and how to minimize their impact on pesticide applications. Professional applicators, private applicators using pesticides on their farm or ranch, state and federal regulators, pesticide safety educators, researchers, and industry should benefit from the comprehensive explanations found in AE1705.

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Selecting Spray Nozzles to Reduce Particle Drift (AE1246)

This technical bulletin provides characteristics of various nozzles to enable the efficacious application of pesticides and to minimize particle movement to no-target organisms and soil.

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Reducing Spray Drift (AE-1210)

Spray drift is becoming an increasingly important part of every spraying operation. More diversification of crops, more active and non-selective herbicides, and a greater awareness of pesticides in the environment has caused spray drift management to become every applicator’s business.

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2016 DRY BEAN Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in Minnesota and North Dakota (E1841)

The 2016 dry bean grower survey is the 27th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Grower Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Leaf-feeding Weevil

Leaf-feeding Weevil in Sugar Beets - E1273

A leaf-feeding weevil, Tanymecus confusus, first was observed feeding on sugar beets in the southern portion of the Red River Valley (Richland County, N.D., and Wilkin County, Minn.) in 1975. The weevil has since caused problems for growers in southern Minnesota (Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle and Swift counties) in 1992 and 1997, and again in Richland County of North Dakota in 2004. A related species, Tanymecus palliatus , is an occasional pest of sugar beets in Europe. Feeding injury by adult Tanymecus confusus typically occurs in small areas within sugar beet fields. Damage is occasionally severe enough to require replanting.

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Pea Disease Diagnostic Series

Pea Disease Diagnostic Series - PP1790

This publication is an aid in disease identification.

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2015 Dry Bean Survey

2015 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MN and ND - E1802

The 2015 dry bean grower survey is the 26th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Bertha Armyworm in Canola

Bertha Armyworm in Canola - E1347

This publication summarizes Integrated Pest Management of bertha armyworm including identification, life cycle, crop damage, pheromone trapping, field scouting, economic threshold, cultural methods, biological control and chemical control.

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Diamondback Moth in Canola

Diamondback Moth in Canola - E1346

This publication summarizes Integrated Pest Management of diamondback moth including identification, life cycle, crop damage, pheromone trapping, field scouting, economic threshold, cultural methods, biological control and chemical control.

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Wheat Midge in ND

Integrated Pest Management of the Wheat Midge in North Dakota - E1330

This publication summarizes Integrated Pest Management of wheat midge including identification, life cycle, crop damage, pheromone trapping, degree day modeling, field scouting, economic threshold, cultural methods biological control and chemical control.

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Laundering Pesticide-contaminated Work Clothes

Laundering Pesticide-contaminated Work Clothes - PS1778

This publication discusses methods of handling pesticide contaminated work clothing in the home. It reviews proper washing techniques. Finally, it explains the limitations of applying recommendations developed in the 1980s and 1990s with contemporary wash equipment, detergents, generally lower toxicity pesticides and new fabrics and finishes.

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2014 Dry Bean Grower Survey

2014 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MInnesota and North Dakota - E1750

The 2014 dry bean grower survey is the 25th annual review of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Sunflower Insect Pests

Integrated Pest Management of Sunflower Insect Pests - E1457

Sunflowers can be a high-risk crop because of potential losses from diseases, insects, birds and weeds. These potential risks require that growers follow integrated pest management (IPM) practices.

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2013 Dry Bean Grower Survey

2013 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MInnesota and North Dakota - E1710

The 2013 dry bean grower survey is the 24th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northharvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Pesticide Use 2012

Pesticide Use and Pest Management Practices in ND, 2012 - W1711

This is the ninth major account of pesticide usage inNorth Dakota and describes pesticide usage onagricultural land in 2012. The information is derived from a comprehensive survey of North Dakota farm operators.

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Dry Bean Grower Survey

2012 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticde Use in Minnesota and North Dakota - E1640

The 2012 dry bean grower survey is the 23rd annual assessment of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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